Article ID: 164016 - View products that this article applies to.
This article was previously published under Q164016
This article has been archived. It is offered "as is" and will no longer be updated.
When you start your Windows NT-based computer, you may receive the following error message:
The event viewer contains the following event log:
At least one service or driver failed during system startup.
Event ID: 4320 Source: NetBT Description: Another machine has sent a name release message to this machine probably because a duplicate name has been detected on the TCP network. The IP address of the node that sent the message is in the data. Use nbtstat -n in a command window to see which name is in the Conflict state.
This behavior may be caused by a static mapping in the Windows Internet Name Service (WINS) server, which may conflict with the multihomed registration of your computer.
To resolve this issue, delete the static mapping in the WINS server. To do so, use the following steps:
Microsoft recommends static mappings only for non-WINS aware computers which are unable to register with a WINS server automatically.
A multihomed name registration allows a machine with more than one IP address to register on a NetBIOS network without a name conflict.
Article ID: 164016 - Last Review: February 24, 2014 - Revision: 2.1
Contact us for more help
Connect with Answer Desk for expert help.